20th June 2021
Cut Conversations are delighted to welcome Anna Pavord to a live event at The Cut in the theatre.
Anna will be on stage, in person at The Cut, talking to journalist and writer Catherine Larner about her 20+ years as a gardening correspondent, writer of over 12 books, and gardener.
This will be the first live performance in the series which started in November 2020.
Theatre seating will be organised around bubbles or households with distancing in place, and audiences will be able to book advance tickets for the theatre or receive a link for the livestream.
While Anna Pavord is best known and greatly loved as a gardening writer, her internationally bestselling classic, The Tulip, is not a gardening book.
It is the story of a flower that has driven men mad. Greed, desire, anguish and devotion have all played their part in the development of the tulip from a wild flower on the Asian steppes to the worldwide phenomenon that it is today. No other flower carries so much baggage: it charts political upheavals, illuminates social behaviour, mirrors economic booms and busts and plots the ebb and flow of religious persecution. How could a simple flower influence so many, for so many centuries, in so many countries?
Anna Pavord, a self-confessed tulipomaniac, spent six years looking for answers, roaming through eastern Turkey and Central Asia to discover how this humble flower made its way along the Silk Road, eventually to take the whole of the Western world by storm.
This event is at The Cut in the theatre and will be live streamed.